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Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Part-time option

Part-time study is optional.

Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The Master’s degree programme in Computer Engineering offers students in-depth training in the specialist disciplines of Computer Science and Information Technology. The programme exhibits numerous connections to the disciplines of Automation Technology, Communications Technology and Electrical Engineering. Students gain the skills required to independently and comprehensively understand and structure technical informatics issues and their applications, and to develop abstract models. These skills enable students to define solutions that comply with state-of-the-art technical informatics in terms of technology and science.

The Master’s degree programme in Computer Engineering prepares students for a career in various sectors of industry and the economy, enabling them to produce scientific work independently. The degree qualifies graduates to work independently and to take on managerial roles in the fields of computer science and information technology. It also entitles graduates to embark on doctoral studies.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Applied computer science
  • Architectures and systems
  • Communications networks and message transmission systems
  • Distributed systems
  • High-frequency technology and wireless systems
  • Man-machine communication
  • Mixed signal circuitry
  • Multimedia signal processing and automatic image interpretation
  • Systems engineering
  • Theoretical computer science
Course Content

In the Master’s degree programme, students expand on Technical Informatics subjects of their choice, e.g. Communications Networks, Message Transmission Systems, Man-Machine Communication, High-Frequency Technology and Wireless Systems, Software Engineering or Architectures and Systems. The degree programme also includes 12 weeks of practical training. Within the Studium Generale, students practice using key transferable skills such as foreign languages, visualisation and presentation, communication skills and team skills. The degree programme concludes with the Master’s thesis in the fourth semester.

 

Semester1234
Informatik
3 Module (je 5 LP)2 Module (je 5 LP)1 Modul (5 LP)
Informationstechnik
2 Module (je 5 LP)3 Module (je 5 LP)1 Modul (5 LP)
Vertiefung
  • 1 Modul Informatik oder
  • Informationstechnik oder
  • Grundlagen der technischen Informatik
    (5 LP)
 
  • 1 Modul Informatik oder
  • Informationstechnik oder
  • Grundlagen der technischen Informatik
    (5 LP)
 
Studium Generale
Studium Generale (5 LP)
Betriebspraktikum
Betriebspraktikum (12 Wochen, 15 LP)
Masterarbeit
Masterarbeit (30 LP)
Recommended Abilities

The Master’s degree programme in Computer Engineering is directed at technophile graduates of Bachelor’s degree programmes in Computer Science or Natural Science with a sufficient proportion of Computer Engineering whose major areas of interest are in Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics.

A knowledge of English is urgently recommended because the advanced specialist literature is in English, and English is generally used throughout the world in this field.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Computer Engineering work in research as well as in industry. Career opportunities are open to them in all sectors in which embedded systems play a role. Examples include communication technology, medical engineering, media technology and automotive electronics. In all these fields of application, companies seek graduates whose training profile covers elements from computer science and information technology.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Admission and special language Regulations Degree Programme Computer Engineering

Application Deadlines

First-year students

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

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